I read Dr. Bailey's blog and thought this might help what I suspected was a yeast or fungal problem with my skin. Let me start by saying I have oily skin that is not breakout prone. I had a couple of questions about this soap and another product and called the number on the website. I left a message, which was never returned. I emailed them and never got a response. So, i proceeded with just ordering the bar of soap. I do not recommend this soap for anyone with combo or oily skin. This soap made my skin a huge mess. It cleans well, but leaves a weird waxy-feeling film behind. Note that this soap contains olive oil and shea butter. One of these is probably the culprit for me. This soap was very expensive with the shipping, and it ended up in the trash. Total flop!!
I always thought that I had incurably dry skin in my T-Zone (between eyebrows, my nostril creases, my chin crease and also a spot on my temples), because no matter how much lotion/cream/oils I slathered on it was always flaky! But my skin felt oily underneath and make up looked gross. I read about seborrheic dermatitis on Dr. Bailey's blog (there's lots of great information on there) and purchased this cleanser to try. It was $10 and will last years (that's why I rated it as dirt cheap) and it's a bar (I can't see how packaging can get any simpler). Within two uses, my flakes were minimized and now after weeks of use (once in the morning), totally gone! I can't recommend this enough if you think you might have the seborrheic dermatitis or if you've been diagnosed by a derm.
I know that a lot of people tsk tsk bar soaps, but I find this one to be generally un-offensive as far as drying or clogging.
I think that I'm going to see if I can use it only a couple times a week and still reap the benefits, I want to add in a glycolic cleanser into my routine is why.
The only drawback is that the bar itself is $10, but the shipping is $9 when the order total is under $75.
I bought this soap from Dr. Cynthia Bailey's website to address my flaky scaly skin. It contains 2% pyrithione zinc, which is supposed to address dandruff and seborrehic dermatitis. This soap is extremely drying, but when used in moderation seems very effective at getting rid of scaliness.